The charity organisation Water Aid Australia has recently begun a campaign to deliver access to clean drinking water and sanitation to many more villages across Papua New Guinea due to almost 4 million people not having access and many people dying from diseases such as Diarrhea.
To help promote the campaign and raise the awareness of women's health in particular, Water Aid launched its campaign by using sport to help deliver the message. Netball was chosen to help show how strong females can be and the importance of good clean drinking water. A Tri-Series tournament was organised and I travelled with the Victorian Fury netball side who competed against Singapore and Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby.
The tournament was a great chance for the Fury players to prepare for the 2016 Australian Netball League season as well as support a fantastic project that works to empower women and improve necessities such as clean drinking water and sanitation. All the players and support staff were honored to be involved in such a great cause.
In regards to the matches we also had success on this front as well with a win against Singapore and then a win against Papua New Guinea on International Women's Day with the score line ending 64-35.